Virginia prep baskeball star Troy Williams commits to Indiana
Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Troy Williams, the ninth-ranked small forward and 32nd overall in the country has decided to start his college playing career at Indiana, picking the Hoosiers over North Carolina, Louisville, Arkansas, Alabama and Ohio State.
The 6-foot-7 Williams, who hails from Hampton, Virginia, played high school ball at Oak Hill Academy and saw AAU action under his uncle and coach Boo Williams.
Boo Williams said his nephew’ reached a decision to commit to Indiana after visiting the Hoosiers the weekend of Oct. 19.
“The visit did it,” Boo Williams said. “I am fine with Indiana. They did a great job with Troy, especially Tom Crean.”
In Williams, Indiana coach Tom Crean’s has acquired his second class of 2013 marquee player, with shooting guard and No. 57 recruit Stanford Robinson (Fairfax, Va./Findlay Prep, Nev.) already in the fold.
Together with center Luke Fischer (Germantown, Wisconsin/Germantown) and small forwards Devin Davis (Indianapolis, Indiana/Warren Central) and Collin Hartman (Fishers, Indiana/Cathedral), the Hoosiers have already beefed up the preseason’s top-ranked team.
“Coach Crean is a great coach,” Troy Williams said. “He didn’t tell me just what I was good at, but what I had to work on. Plus I really got along well with the other players that were committed while on my visit. We really got along well. My mom had a connection with Coach Crean, and the rest of my family supported me.
“I really loved the campus, everything was right there and the fans are crazy. They have great support,” he added.
Scouting reports have it that Williams is an elite recruit with matching athletic ability, describing him as a “terror for opponents in the open court where he provides highlight finishes”.
“Williams has done a great job of improving his shooting, ballhandling and passing as well, and his game is well on its way to being more complete and productive in a number of areas,” a scouting report said.